President Nursultan Nazarbayev said that the region is one of the largest in the country, it is home to 16% of the total population of the country lives here.
"So a lot of attention is paid to the region, a considerable amount of subsidies is allocated. This bears fruits. The overall life expectancy reached 71 years due to the development of health care and a number of other industries," the President of Kazakhstan noted.
The same time Nursultan Nazarbayev noted despite the public support, the work to improve the socio-economic condition of the region is very low.
President drew attention to a limited number of entrepreneurs in a number of districts of the region have benefited from the program "Business Roadmap 2020". In this regard, the Head of State noted the lack of effective work of local authorities, does not involve the population in the performance of key government programs.